Unless you’re been really good all summer and been meticulous and regimented about your skincare routine, you’re likely to see some of the tell-tale signs that your skin is in distress:
- Dryness, flakiness, dullness
- Sagging, loss of elasticity and firmness
- Visible blood vessels
- Sun spots and freckles
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rashes and allergic reactions
- Hyper-pigmentation and acne scars
- Redness, swelling and inflammation
External or internal factors lead to the neglect and eventual wear and tear of the skin that makes it lose its radiance and suppleness. And with everything that’s going on, your skin doesn’t get the time to repair itself alongside regular maintenance and regrowth especially as time goes by and you’re advancing in years. And keep in mind that your skin’s ability to repair itself reduces by over 50% by the time you’re half your age.
These external and internal factors include some of the following major contenders:
- Sun exposure
- Excessive makeup use and improper cleansing
- Harsh weather elements (wind, rain, cold, heat)
- Environmental pollution
- Exposure to harsh and drying chemicals in personal care products
- Poor diet
- Digestion related imbalances
- Lack of exercise
- Cigarette smoke
- Excessive use of alcohol and drugs
- Chlorine in swimming pools
- Bacteria & infections
Little by little, these factors can eat away at the hydro-lipid protective barrier that stands between your skin and the afore-mentioned damaging elements, making your skin more susceptible to showing signs of distress which are not pretty to look at.
Internal Ways to Encourage Skin Repair
Luckily, there’re ways to help yourself and to reverse at least a hefty chunk of any damage done to your skin. It takes just a little will power and a two-step approach that includes moving something things around in your diet and lifestyle. Here’s a few:
Vitamin C is one of the main components employed in the production of collagen which improves the skin’s cell structure and keeps it firm, keeping sagginess and wrinkles at bay. Vitamin-C rich foods include all citrus fruits, peppers, green and red chilies, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar and guavas.
Our entire body’s building blocks, proteins are also essential for rebuilding and repairing damaged skin cells. Eggs, lean meats, nuts, legumes, tofu and beans are all great sources of proteins.
Zinc is necessary for manufacturing proteins and collagen, both of which as mentioned above are crucial for the repair of troubled skin. It additionally provides support to the immune systems that helps avoid infections and other illnesses that can further disturb the skin’s natural systems of maintenance and repair. Zinc rich foods include whole grains, mushrooms, egg yolks, fish, soy and all nuts.
Junk food is neither good for your soul nor your skin. Excessive amounts of refined sugars, salt and saturated trans fats contribute to inflammation, excess dryness, cell damage and premature aging. Most importantly, it inhibits the skin’s natural ability to repair and rejuvenate itself. And healthy foods will alternatively not only taste delicious, fill you up and nourish you all over, they’ll look great on your skin.
Can’t stress this enough: drink plenty of water! Hydration is key to flushing out toxins and maintaining healthy moisture and hydration levels in your skin.
Chemical and toxic ingredients are everywhere: in your cleaning supplies, in the environment, in your food and your skin and hair care products. Try and be mindful of what products you use in your home and office for cleaning, choose organic and minimally processed foods and grooming products that are toxic chemical free, such as Conatural’s! Reducing toxic chemical and heavy metal build-up in your body is sure to accelerate the cleaning up of your body and subsequently your skin.
Exercising, perspiring and getting your heart rate up will not only make your body feel and look great, it’ll help to clear up your skin giving it a nourished glow. A healthy and active blood supply is essential to transporting nutrients and minerals to all four corners of the body, making you’re your skin is getting the best everywhere.
External Ways to Encourage Skin Repair
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